Forensic Social Work’s Role in Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice: A Local Global Celebration
August 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Please join the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in celebrating “Forensic Social Work’s Role in Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice: A Local Global Celebration.” The event will bring together social workers and allies whose work entails promoting human rights and social justice and individual, family, and community well-being at the intersection of the civil and criminal justice legal systems. In 1879, the roots of the ‘forensic’ in social work were recognized with the establishment of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. The use of both terms ‘charities’ and ‘corrections’ suggests the early pioneers saw the importance of including corrections in the conceptualizations of compassionate social services and as a proper venue for social workers as actors and advocates. About a century and a half later, we will take stock of how contemporary social workers integrate ‘caring’ and the pursuit of ‘right and justice’ in their every day practices across diverse populations and settings.
Download the Preliminary Program Guide HERE.
OPENING PLENARY ADDRESS: Dr. Joseph Wronka (human rights author, educator, and activist) action-oriented discussion on: Creating a Human Rights Culture: Implications for Helping and Health Professionals. Read more about Dr. Wronka here.
CLOSING PLENARY ADDRESS: John A. Calhoun, Founder and President of the National Crime Prevention Council, will give an inspirational talk on: Policy Walking: Lighting Paths to Safer Communities, Stronger Families, and Thriving Youth Read more about Mr. Calhoun here.
PANEL PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE: Leadership from NASW National and Local Chapters dialoguing about: NASW Social Justice Initiatives: Policy and Implications for Practice
MEET THE AUTHORS AND BOOK SIGNING! Presentations and Book Signing From the Editors and Authors of the New Book: Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings. Copies of the New Book will be Available to Win by Raffle or for purchase at a 25% DISCOUNT!
Plus presentations and workshops from local, national, and international key stakeholders!
To register for the event, click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forensic-social-works-role-in-advancing-human-rights-and-social-justice-a-local-global-celebration-tickets-33312994062?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esli&utm-source=li&utm-term=listing
SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED: To submit an workshop proposal, click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FordhamFSW
DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The planning committee has chosen the following themes to highlight the contributions of forensic social workers: (1) peace, safety, and security, (2) freedom from torture, cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment, (3) the right to the arts and science, (4) access to justice and fairness, and (5) the right to health and holistic well-being (e.g. physical, mental, spiritual, education, economic, social, political, cultural).
The celebration will feature invited presenters that include Fordham social work faculty and community partners whose contributions to their local and global communities advance one or more of the identified themes. Participants will include professionals, researchers, advocates, educators, community-based agencies, and community members. Participants have the opportunity to participate in skill building workshops, and engage in large and small group discussions that entail the use of critical reflective dialogue on the past, present, and future trends of the root causes and consequences of the underlying social issues that influence the forensic social work response. A segment of the program also will include a book signing by Dr. Tina Maschi and Dr. George Leibowitz (Eds.) and chapter authors of the 2nd editions of “Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings” and live performances by local artists.
The event will take place on Thursday, August 3rd from 10 am to 7 pm in the 12th floor lounge at the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus 12th floor lounge located at 113 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023.
REGISTRATION COSTS (paid by cash or check at the door):
- Fordham GSS Alumni: $35
- Fordham GSS Students: $10
- Fordham Current Field Instructors: $10
- Other Students: $20
- Retired Professionals: Free
- Presenters: Free
- All Others: $50
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: SPECIAL OFFER AN ADDITIONAL $35.00 FOR FOUR HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (FOR 10 AM TO 3 PM WORKSHOPS PAID BY CASH OR CHECK)
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and its Forensic Interprofessional Concentration is recognized by The State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers – #0066.
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND CREATIVE SESSIONS
We are seeking dynamic and innovative social workers and allies to present workshops and/or creative sessions that will support our goal of strengthening the role and collective commitment and action as well as deepen the discourse on these identified themes.
The workshops or creative sessions should fulfill the following criteria:
- Relevant: the workshop/session/space should either be an educational opportunity to inspire dialogue and sharing on the central themes within the local or global communities or be a skills building opportunity that will enable people with practical applications and tools to advance human rights in their local or global arenas.
- Flexible and Creative: The workshop/session may use a variety of formats or media. This includes but not limited to roundtable or panel discussions, dance, visual arts, spoken word, theatre, video, powerpoint, etc….
- Culturally Sensitive: Presentations should be culturally sensitive, as participants will be from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and geographic locations.
Please submit your proposal submission by June 15, 2017. The proposal submission requires:
- Abstract of Presentation – maximum of 300 words describing:
- Three learning objectives of the presentation and how it connects to the themes
- Presentation and media needs
- Presenter Information
- A 100 word Biosketch
- Agency Background – For organizations, please provide a 100 words description of the agency
Please submit here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FordhamFSW
Participants will notified of abstract of acceptance by no later than: July 1, 2017
For more information, please contact Tina Maschi at firstname.lastname@example.org
For CEH credits, contact Keila Zapata-Kelly at: email@example.com